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Woman Wanted (1999)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  14 August 1999 (USA)
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A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

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Monica
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Betsy (as Valerie Wynne)
Mauralea Austin ...
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Story of a woman (Hunter) who comes to work as a housekeeper for a widower (Moriarty) and his grown son (Sutherland) and of their attachment to her to the point that she is asked by the father to marry... to the dismay of the son who also loves her. But the animosity of the two men toward each other is finally resolved when she becomes intentionally pregnant, possibly by one or the other as she goes to bed with both men within a matter of days, causing neither to win her for himself, but both to become bound together because of the child. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Kiefer Sutherland's mother, Shirley Douglas is in this film. See more »

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Wendell Goddard: You were paid to take care of this house, not fuck my father.
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Everything I Have Is Yours
Written by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson
Performed by Billy Eckstine
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Poorly paced
16 May 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was pretty surprised to find this in the video store as it seemed like it might be an obscure film. I read Kiefer Sutherland has since removed his name from the director credits, replaced by infamous Alan Smithee, and after watching this, I can see why. "Woman Wanted" is full of promise but suffers from poor emotional pacing, and poor editing. It takes a moment to sometimes realize the scene you are watching takes place some time after the previous scene, giving no indication to the amount of time passage as the characters grow to know each other. As a result, emotional developments seem awkward and at times, unmotivated, or just plain unbelievable. Holly Hunter just seemed flat the whole film through, and Kiefer Sutherland, seemly to have miscast himself, plays Wendell like he is six years old. What is with the Christopher Robin look? I think if more screen time had been allowed to show the emotional attachments develop, and better editing cues to herald the passage of time, the emotions the actors portrayed would have seemed more believable. I would love to see Kiefer to continue honing his directorial skills, but he still has some learning to do...consider this effort one of his film school kindergarten projects.


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